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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Clay County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

County News

October 21, 2016

The 4-H Diamond Clover Awards Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring, and contributing citizens.  The program’s overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.

October 19, 2016

As harvest comes to a close, producers, ag lenders and suppliers are planning ahead for next year.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers valuable and updated information key to best-outcome 2017 operating decisions.  The three-hour forum topics will include:  grain price outlook and global factors to watch; livestock prices and margins; and farmland operation margins, outlook and trends.  On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:30am at the Spencer School Administration Building.  Call 712-262-2264 to pre-register, cost is $20/person, or $25/person at the door.

October 19, 2016

Clay County 4-H Awards information and forms for The Diamond Clover Program, Recordkeeping Awards, Project Area Awards, and Special Recognition Essays.

October 6, 2016

New Volunteer Training is required for new 4-H volunteers within 1 year of approval. The local training will be held Saturday, October 22 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Spencer from 9 am – 12 pm. Registration is required for this event.

Please register by visiting .

October 3, 2016

On Thursday, November 10th Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a free workshop in Spencer. Smart Choice: Health Insurance is designed to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your situation.   The workshop will be held from 6-7 p.m. at the Spencer Public Library, 213 3rd Street; Spencer, IA.

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October 20, 2016 12:16 PM

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has received several questions from southwest Iowa producers about corn...

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